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Monday, February 11, 2008 Volume XVI,
Did Ya Know?... Calling
all Cancer Survivors: All area Cancer Survivors
and their family are invited to a survivors
social February 15th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at
Fairview Christian Church. There will be lots of
fun and entertainment. For more information call
Tracy Ackermanat 358-8131 X 3311.
Did Ya Know?... VFW Post
2590 Carthage Presents Classic country artist
"Lallie Bridges" from Branson, Mo
February 23. 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets $4.00
each Doors Open @ 7:00 Come join the fun! For
more information call (417) 358-1657.
Did Ya Know?...
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre, Carthage, Mo.
will be hosting a special Valentines Day
Event on Thursday, Feb. 14th at the Theatre. In
addition to the play DIAL M FOR MURDER there will
be a very special menu and Roses and Candy for
the ladies. The price is $25.00 per person.
Seating is limited. For reservations call the
theatre at 417-358-9665 or 417-358-7268 or email
He doesnt act stupid.
Its the real thing.
The early bird has to get his
You cant eat your cake
and diet too.
Lost time is never found.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
STRAYED-A Two year old Jersey heifer,
light color. Reward for return to Silver Moon restaurant.
T. J. Dickey has bought of
Daniel W. Kilmer 20 acres 4½ miles northeast of Medoc
for $400, which would be $20 per acre.
For Rent- 9-room dwelling,
corner 3rd and Fulton streets. Pretty location, close to
square. Hydrant and cistern. Apply W. H. Black.
Come and see our opera
glasses and gold spectacles.
Our fine hand painted china will be here Tuesday the
We can show you a very fine line of high grade diamond
and pearl brooches.
Way Campaign Results
The Cathage Area
United Way has announced its final campaign
result of $334,500. The Campaign Chairperson was
Neel Baucom and Chuck Bryant is the 2008 Board
President.The Spirit of Giving Award was granted
to John and Carolyn Phelps.
With receipt of
the pledge packets from H.E. Williams, Leggett
& Platt and Schreiber Foods, Carthage Area
United Way surpassed their goal of $300,000.
Local businesses that increased pledges during
their employee drive this campaign includes:
Arvest Bank, Beimdiek Insurance Agency,
Butterball, Carthage R-9 Schools, D&D Sexton,
Dyno Nobel, Empire Electric, Innovative
Industries, Re/Max Classics, and Schmidt
Associates. Lowes and St. Anns
Catholic School joined the community efforts this
year. Schreiber Foods made a final check
presentation at the Annual Awards Luncheon last
collected in this campaign will help fund 15
local agencies that serve the Carthage area
including: The American Red Cross, Boy Scouts,
Camp Quality, Carthage Crosslines, Carthage
Crisis Center, Carthage Community Clinic,
Cerebral Palsy Center, Girl Scouts, Jasper County
4-H, Lafayette House, Salvation Army and Special
Its time for the annual
warnin to everone of the male
persuasion that reads this column and finds that
ever now and then there is some content
worth payin attention to.
Im givin ya a
little warnin to keep your head up come
this Thursday. For reasons that remain elusive to
many males of the species, February 14 is held in
high regard by mates and wanna bes.
For some reason, females have a
sixth sense about last minute purchases. I
suppose it has somethin ta do with the lack
of variety at 4:30 on Valentines Day.
Another thing that some say is
an unwritten rule, Valentines are only worthy if
they serve no functional purpose. I mean real
functional like a paring knife or a new dish
cloth. Definitely no fryin pans or
Flowers will work but no
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin
Oldies & Oddities
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: What makes up the
"basic toolkit"? I hear people saying I
should have one, but I dont know what I
need. -- Katie J., Pasadena, Calif.
A: Every toolkit -- for homes
large and small -- should have the items below
stocked in it or stored nearby.
--Hammer: a standard 16-ounce
claw hammer for your everyday hammering and
--Screwdriver set -- including
flat-head and Phillips-head (pointed, with a
cross shape) -- in at least two sizes.
--Staple gun (and staples)
--Assorted nails and screws,
--Tape: masking, duct and
--Glue: white, wood and
--Level: a small level will
help hang pictures straight.
--Stud finder: to locate
support boards behind drywall.
--Pencil and scratch paper
--Sandpaper: different sizes
--Lubricating oil (such as
3-in-1 or WD-40)
There are several other items
that will probably, eventually, find their way
into your toolkit as the need arises. For
example, your first "big" purchase may
be a power drill and bit set. Chisels and
metal/wood files may soon follow. And of course,
should you decide to paint a room, youll
pick up a whole assortment of paintbrushes and
related gear. But the above list should get you
through those "Shoot, I need to take care of
this quickly" moments that every homeowner
When upgrading your toolkit,
consider each purchase carefully. Will you use it
more than once? Is there a better way to do the
job? Do you need additional items in order to get
the most out of the tool? Once the decision is
made, purchase the best tool you can afford.
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